Mount Phousi cuts a distinctive figure on the Luang Prabang skyline.

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Mount Phousi is popular as a place to watch the sun rise or set over the Mekong River.

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The most popular time to visit Mount Phousi is in the late afternoon.

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The Thanon Phousi staircase consists of 355 steps that zigzag up to the summit.

Mount Phousi rises above the centre of the old town of Luang Prabang.

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At the top of Mount Phousi is the golden Wat Chomsi, which was built in 1804.

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You will find a set of steps leading up to the top of Mount Phousi opposite the Royal Palace Museum.

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